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(Washington Post)   Your mother got murdered and your dad lives in another state? Sorry, you're no longer eligible for in-state tuition   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 12
    More: Stupid, George Mason University, George Mason University in Fairfax, tuition, Virginia, Virginia Law, sole source, Ashland, Virginia Supreme Court  
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2013-03-02 07:51:56 AM
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Mason officials declined to discuss the specifics of Molly's case, citing privacy laws, but they urged the family to consider an internal appeal. Dantzler said about 1,500 applicants appeal their denial of in-state eligibility every year, and about half win.

"We just don't have that much time and effort to put into that," Hakopian said.


 OK, I stopped right there.  You don't have time for a routine appeal but you have time to whore it up to the media?
2013-03-02 08:30:18 AM
3 votes:
LOL, it costs money to recieve an education in USA.

Enjoy your lack of social mobility and remember to keep voting for those politicians!
2013-03-02 08:38:54 AM
2 votes:
I hate that crap. My parents never paid a cent for my education, yet their income determined my financial aid?!?
2013-03-02 11:13:18 AM
1 votes:

KawaiiNot: liam76: Mere presence?  No.  Having a drivers license, Yes.

Greek: Having a job is not legally sufficient for financial independence with regards to the university system.

This.  Made it a bit tricky for me to pay for college by myself, since my parents had plenty of money but told me to pound sand when I asked for help.

Same here. I had to put off going to college despite being accepted until years later when I finally qualified under independent status.

Today I'm pretty sure kids could take their parents to court to get financial support for college and win.


I didn't finish college until I was 29 for the same reason. My mom refused to help me but her income was enough that I couldn't get any help. I hate to say it but getting knocked up and abandoned was the best way to actually get financial aid. And wow, do the states and federal governments love to through grants at you for that!
2013-03-02 10:55:26 AM
1 votes:

liam76: Mere presence?  No.  Having a drivers license, Yes.

Greek: Having a job is not legally sufficient for financial independence with regards to the university system.

This.  Made it a bit tricky for me to pay for college by myself, since my parents had plenty of money but told me to pound sand when I asked for help.


Same here. I had to put off going to college despite being accepted until years later when I finally qualified under independent status.

Today I'm pretty sure kids could take their parents to court to get financial support for college and win.
2013-03-02 10:31:55 AM
1 votes:
Shame you're not in this country illegally

Then you could get a house, a car, in-state tuition, maybe even a Get Out Of Jail Free Card, courtesy of that other illegal alien, Barry Soetoro

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2013-03-02 10:24:27 AM
1 votes:

Fizpez: weave: Mason officials declined to discuss the specifics of Molly's case, citing privacy laws, but they urged the family to consider an internal appeal. Dantzler said about 1,500 applicants appeal their denial of in-state eligibility every year, and about half win.

"We just don't have that much time and effort to put into that," Hakopian said.

 OK, I stopped right there.  You don't have time for a routine appeal but you have time to whore it up to the media?

Yep, that's where I slammed on the mental brakes as well - outrage fled (well more like mild concern but never miss a chance for hyperbole) and I stopped caring.  There's an appeal process and you have about a 50% blind chance of winning even before the appeals board find out your mother was murdered.  And as sad as that sounds there's probably scholarships she qualifies for BECAUSE her mother was killed.


Part of the problem is that the appeals process could extend beyond deadlines for other schools.
2013-03-02 08:39:18 AM
1 votes:

weave: Mason officials declined to discuss the specifics of Molly's case, citing privacy laws, but they urged the family to consider an internal appeal. Dantzler said about 1,500 applicants appeal their denial of in-state eligibility every year, and about half win.

"We just don't have that much time and effort to put into that," Hakopian said.

 OK, I stopped right there.  You don't have time for a routine appeal but you have time to whore it up to the media?


This.

There is a state law that deals with in state and out of state tuition for a reason. The law is very black and white and doesn't provide for situations like hers, that is why there is an appeals process set up to handle situations like her's. If you can't be bothered to go through the appeal then shut the fark up and don't complain.
2013-03-02 08:37:21 AM
1 votes:

Lurk sober post drunk: LaMan Dantzler, an associate registrar for certification at Mason, said, "It's not at the university's discretion to apply the law. The law establishes the requirements and the institution is responsible for following that law."

just another case of LaMan keeping you down


And this is total BS. Laws like this Generally have some way for the Bursar or Dean or Chancellor to offer aid, change prices, etc.
2013-03-02 08:36:53 AM
1 votes:
Maybe she should claim to be an illegal alien
2013-03-02 08:35:48 AM
1 votes:
Red tape is part of living.

Its good that this kid is learning this lesson now rather when he is older and more settled in life.

spawn73: LOL, it costs money to recieve an education in USA.

Enjoy your lack of social mobility and remember to keep voting for those politicians!


I see we have a Dane in here. Just wanted to start with that I really love northern Germanic culture.

As for your comment, political will to raise taxes is still pretty damn hard. With the exception of the Bush tax cuts expiring, no tax increases have made it to Obama's desk. When you have limited resources you need to pool them where you need them. This is America we are talking about here, not Denmark, and American culture is rather different on what our priorities should be.
2013-03-02 07:57:17 AM
1 votes:
Will they deport the student to live with dad now?
 
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